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Fortnite November 5 Content Update: Unofficial patch notes

Published: 6/Nov/2019 11:20 Updated: 6/Nov/2019 11:38

by Matt Porter


Epic Games dropped a surprise Fortnite content update on Tuesday, November 5, and with no patch notes available, here’s everything that has changed since it released.

Throughout Chapter 2, Season 1, official patch notes have yet to be released, which used to give fans of the popular battle royale game information on what had changed or been introduced each week. 

In fact, the developers didn’t even announce the November 5 update, instead surprising players by putting it live early in the morning, with no downtime. With no official word from Epic on what has changed, it can be hard to figure out what’s new, but let’s take a look at everything we know was included. 

Harpoon Gun

The headline addition in Fortnite’s November 5 update is the Harpoon Gun, a brand-new weapon that allows players to drag enemies closer to them should their harpoon latch onto them.

It deals 75 damage-per-hit, along with a 150 hit to any structures, meaning it blasts through wooden walls with ease. Unlike the Grappler, it can’t be used to move around the map, but should you find yourself near water, it can be used to pull weapons and fish out of the rivers and streams without the use of a fishing rod. 

Epic GamesThe Harpoon Gun is the newest weapon in Fortnite.

Fortnite Weapon Upgrade Bench

Weapon Upgrade Benches received some changes in the content update, with Epic deciding to increase their spawn rate to give players a greater chance of finding and using one to bump up the rarity of the weapons in your inventory.

Previously, 75% of the 14 benches would spawn at any time, but following the update, the game’s developers have turned the rate up to 100%, meaning you are guaranteed to find all of them on the map. 

If you haven’t used them yet, or aren’t sure how they work, you can use our Weapon Upgrade Bench guide to make the most of the utility.

Epic GamesWeapon Upgrade Bench spawn rates have been buffed.

Halloween theme removed

With Halloween now finished, the Fortnitemares decorations that hung around the island have been removed, and Epic Games also reverted the Rocket Launcher so it no longer fires explosive pumpkins at your opponents.

The good news is that you shouldn’t have long to wait for a new theme, though, with Christmas decorations expected to land next month.


Did The Rock just tease he’s getting a Fortnite skin?

Published: 27/Nov/2020 18:09

by Tanner Pierce


After an appearance by a very cartoony-looking float during the Macy’s Thanksgivings Day Parade, The Rock hinted that he may end up getting a skin in the popular battle royale game Fortnite, although he’s being a bit vague. 

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade floats are known their pop culture references. Between Pikachu, Goku, and others making appearances, it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that one based on the popular young Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson meme a few years back would make its way into the 2020 version of the parade.

Seemingly because it’s a float, the giant balloon itself seems to be a cartoon representation of the meme, rather than a hyper-realistic one. After one person seemed to point out that it looks a bit like a Fortnite skin, the former wrestler now actor responded in a way that’s raising a few eyebrows.

In response to the comment about his float looking like a Fortnite character, The Rock simply responded with “way ahead of you” and “great minds”. This obviously caused a few people to pause and ask themselves if he just hinted at a Fortnite skin.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any official comment from Epic but the comment is certainly suspicious. While one could make the argument that The Rock was saying that he also had the same thought before the original tweeter, the wink face emoji seen after the tweet is a bit peculiar. Surely he would know not to put that kind of statement out with that emoji unless he meant to hint at it, right?

It’s also a bit odd that he also responded to someone who tweeted that they “shouldn’t give them any ideas”, meaning he could have been totally knowledgable in what he’s doing.

His inclusion in the game also wouldn’t be surprising. Fortnite is known for its crossovers at this point, even allowing for some Icon Series skins based on celebrities like Ninja and others. It could also be a part of a larger WWE crossover, considering there’s a plethora of characters there to make skins out of.

Still, until nothing official is announced, take this with a massive grain of salt. Here’s hoping that if it is real that it will get announced soon, however.